• August 21, 2018
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Opinion

The Anonymous Attacks Have Begun

Anybody receive an email with this?   This is dirty campaigning at its best and the race for mayor has just begun! For years now our city has been inundated with unethical campaigning often funded by dark/developer money through political action committees (PACs).  This is a problem.  I am not for or against Ed Pope, […]

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Veteran’s Hoovervilles v. Sanctuary Cities

In California, we have long been compassionate with the predicament surrounding illegal immigrants. We have always welcomed those that have bypassed the “system” for those looking to live the American dream, despite the fact that laws have been broken by entering the country without permission. On the surface, it appears that we go out of […]

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How Anthony Kuo funds his Campaign? Approve Your Funder’s Projects!

Irvine Planning Commissioner Anthony Kuo is hosting a fundraiser for his IRVINE City Council race in a home in Newport Beach.  While other council candidates have been pounding the pavement, speaking to constituents and raising money from the residents and citizens of Irvine, Anthony Kuo is employing a different strategy.  Over the last year or […]

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Great Park Update: The Case for Transparency Just Keeps Growing

We’ve all heard the stories about the mismanagement and poor planning from the early days of the Great Park project. And more recently, we are hearing about the milestones being reached. Anyone who has recently visited the Park can attest that there is much work ongoing, and headway is being made. However, residents appropriately have […]

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Sale of Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course – Will the Council and Planning Commission be Transparent and Accountable?

Mari Fujii Irvine, CA ProtectRSJGolfCourse@gmail.com July 24, 2018 Members of the Irvine City Council City of Irvine 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, CA 92606 To the Members of the Irvine City Council: My name is Mari Fujii and my husband and I have lived in Irvine since 1990. My husband and I came to Irvine because […]

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Blocked and Deleted

Over the weekend, I commented on a post on the “Irvine Democrats” Facebook page regarding tonight’s important city council meeting. I simply took an excerpt from a Watchdog article and provided a link (see below) to the actual article. Within a day, my post disappeared and the administrator changed the settings so comments were no […]

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Council Member Melissa Fox and Suppression of First Amendment

POWERFUL public comment by an Irvine Watchdog!

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Continued Disrespect for the Brown Act and Public Transparency

On July 10th, there was a hotly contested City Council meeting to discuss the much publicized motion by Councilman Lalloway regarding the use of the ARDA site for the Cemetery given the resounding defeat of Measure B by the vast majority of Irvine residents.  In another display of complete disrespect by our Council, Mayor Wagner […]

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A Possible Explanation of Melissa Fox’s Interpretation of the Vote on B

“In other words, I see the rejection of Measure B as a vote against more development and traffic congestion, and not a vote in favor of spending $40 – $80 million dollars on a veterans cemetery rather than building other popular features of the Great Park. In a survey of Irvine voters I conducted from […]

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Inquiries about Irvine Land Trust Remain Unanswered

The Watchdog has been asking some very basic and fundamental questions about the proposed bylaw changes to the land trust.  We asked in writing.  Almost two months ago.  Does someone in the city, or on the Irvine land trust, have the answers?  We saw a public relations flyer about the change, referencing how “this was […]

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